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Should I Try Botox or Fillers?

Did you know that although Botox® and dermal fillers both reduce noticeable signs of aging, they work in different ways? Botox diminishes the appearance of wrinkles while fillers replace lost volume and stimulate collagen production. 

When used together, these two popular treatments take years off your face. Even better? Neither Botox nor dermal fillers require the tedious recovery or expense of a surgical solution. 

When administered by experts, like the team of providers at Peak Physical Medicine in Visalia, California, Botox and dermal fillers leave patients satisfied and looking their best. But we know choosing the best treatments for your face can be confusing.

At Peak Physical Medicine, we’re committed to educating our patients about their treatment options, so you feel confident you’re choosing the right facial rejuvenation therapy for you. Read on to learn more about Botox and dermal fillers and whether you should try them!  

Why try Botox?

After being approved for cosmetic use by the FDA in 2002, Botox has remained the most popular injectable therapy for diminishing the look of fine lines and facial wrinkles. 

Botox injections relax the muscles under your skin, helping reduce wrinkling and creasing when you frown, smile, and make other facial expressions. 

When properly administered, Botox leaves you looking more youthful and naturally wrinkle-free. It can also help stop deeper lines from forming or worsening as you get older.

Results are technique-dependent, however, so be sure to choose experienced and skilled providers, like our team at Peak Physical Medicine. 

Why try dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected just below the surface of your skin. They smooth away lines and wrinkles by restoring the volume and tone your skin naturally loses as you age. 

Fillers are often made of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally produced in your body to aid with hydration and lubrication, or collagen, another natural product your body makes. Because they’re made from these natural materials, the risk of a negative reaction is extremely low. 

Depending on the results you desire, you can use fillers in different places to get different effects. For example, you can use a dermal filler to smooth away lines along their lips, or bring the fullness of youth back to hollow cheeks. 

When administered by a trained expert, dermal fillers provide a minimally invasive alternative to surgery for combating the visible signs of aging. No wonder they’re gaining popularity each year! 

Can I use both Botox and fillers?

Yes! How you use Botox and fillers depends on your goals. The team at Peak Physical Medicine evaluates your skin and works with you to create a treatment plan that helps you obtain your desired effect. 

We may recommend Botox to reduce the appearance of forehead wrinkles, soften your crow’s feet, and minimize the frown lines between your eyes. Dermal fillers may be suggested to restore volume in your cheeks, plump your lips, reduce the appearance of scars, and improve the overall tone and elasticity of your skin. 

Although some people decide to only use one or the other, patients who experience optimal results typically use a combined-treatment approach..   

Learn how the team at Peak Physical Medicine can help you look and feel your best with Botox and filler by contacting our Visalia office or requesting an appointment online today!

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